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[resolved] browser displaying IP instead of domain name (11 posts)

  1. christophe pitou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    A few weeks ago I bought a domain via WordPress while creating a wordpress.com and subscribed to a hosting company called globat.
    I was very new to wordpress so didn't know that wordpress.com was quite limited compare to wordpress.org. version.
    I found out that blue host was more wordpress friendly and they had clear tutorials etc..
    So I cancelled my subscription with Globat ,subscribed to blue host and created a new wordpress.org via their easy installation.
    Then I pointed my domain to my new blue host server and my new wordpress.org.
    I created a child theme of twenty eleven and starting tweaking my website.
    Everything is going all right except one thing that is worrying me...
    If I type my domain name on my browser (firefox)
    which is http://teletahiti.com I get to my website...but as soon as I go inside pages,or if I click on my header to go to the home page...Then my domain name teletahiti.com disappear from the browser and I get http://74.220.219.119/~teletahi/ instead...
    I guess It is my server's IP...?
    Could you please explain me how to sort things out so any browser displays my domain name with a clear structure..
    Like if for example I am on the links page, the URL would be
    http://teletahiti.com/links
    I know that I can change the URL of my website somewhere in settings but I am scared to change anything and take the risk to ruin my website.
    Please, a little bit of help would be much appreciated.

    Peace and love.

  2. Rajesh Soni
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

  3. christophe pitou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sorry I am a bit confused...and stressed out...
    In general settings,I am about to change:

    WordPress Address (URL) http://74.220.219.119/~teletahi
    Site Address (URL) http://74.220.219.119/~teletahi

    to :

    WordPress Address (URL) http://www.teletahiti.com
    Site Address (URL) http://www.teletahiti.com

    Is it all right if I just do that ?
    I don't have to do anything else?

  4. Rajesh Soni
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yes that's step 1. But you may also have to modify the hardcoded URLs in your database.

    Here's how you can do it: http://wordpress.shadowlantern.com/how-change-wordpress-url-phpmyadmin/

  5. christophe pitou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you so much for your help.Just changed the url in general settings as stated above..and everything went SMOOTHLY.I got logged off,logged back in and the problem was solved !!!! HeeeeeHaaaaa !!!I guess I don't have to modify any hardcoded urls do I ?

  6. Rajesh Soni
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Sounds great!

    If you still have post urls pointing to the old location, check my link on how you can do that with phpmyadmin.

    Cheers!

  7. christophe pitou
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions.
    You've been amazing.

  8. Rajesh Soni
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    No worries, Christophe.

    Cheers!

  9. CCBA
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi - I have this problem with a new site I just set up (IP address displays instead of URL) - and I am confused because I am reading that 1.) this forum member below was able to resolve it by JUST making these changes in the general settings and 2.) others have had their entire site break and been unable to load the site to make changes again. I am wondering if my site will den up broken and offline - and since we just went online I don't want to create a big issue for users who are adjusting to the new site. Can someone please advise me? I have read the "changing the Site URL doc and it might be over my head. Many Thanks and Happy New Year!

    D

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    Sorry I am a bit confused...and stressed out...
    In general settings,I am about to change:

    WordPress Address (URL) http://74.220.219.119/~teletahi
    Site Address (URL) http://74.220.219.119/~teletahi

    to :

    WordPress Address (URL) http://www.teletahiti.com
    Site Address (URL) http://www.teletahiti.com

    Is it all right if I just do that ?
    I don't have to do anything else?

    Thank you so much for your help.Just changed the url in general settings as stated above..and everything went SMOOTHLY.I got logged off,logged back in and the problem was solved !!!! HeeeeeHaaaaa !!!I guess I don't have to modify any hardcoded urls do I ?

  10. CCBA
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    sorry - above referenced site is chescobees.org

    Thank you

  11. WPyogi
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    @CCBA - if you need help, please start your own thread - this one is marked resolved.

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#Where_To_Post

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